BC Athletics Announces 2013 BC/Yukon Legion Team – UPDATED

Richmond, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 2013 BC/Yukon Command team that will travel to Langley, BC for the 2013 Legion Youth Canadian Track & Field Championships on August 9-11, 2013.  After many strong performances at last weeks BC Athletics Championships Jamboree in Kamloops.  BC Athletics has selected 15 athletes for their BC Midget 15 Team, and 25 athletes for their BC Youth Team.  Selection for both teams was very tight due to the great performances this year.  The teams are as follows:

2013 BC/YUKON MIDGET 15 TEAM

Note:  BC Athletics is limited to 15 Athletes who are 15 years of age.  This limit is required by the Legion. First event listed under events is the event in which the athlete was selected.  BC Athletics will call each athlete and coach to discuss additional event entries.Athletes selected in individual  events are limited to 3 events and the relay races. Athletes selected for a Combined Event are limited their combined event and a relay. Teams are limited to 2 entries per event.

Name Event(s) City / CLUB / Coach(es)
Chicago Bains G 80H (200H) Duncan/CVAC/J. May
Gurleen Bhandal G DT (SP / HT) Vancouver/KJAK/R. Collier
Chanell Botsis G HT (DT) Coquitlam/KJAK/ R.Collier
Jason Clare B PV (TJ) Nanaimo/NTFC/S.Donaldson, M.Viers
Zion Corrales-Nelson G 200 (100 / 300) Burnaby/BBYS/W.Rekord
Joel Della Siega B HJ Surrey/OATF/T.de St. Croix
Dean Ellenwood B 800 (300) Langley/LANG/D.Lotnick
Brendan Hoff B 1200 (2000) Campbell River/RIVC/D.Trenholm
Rachel Jerome G LJ (TJ / 200) Ladysmith/NTFC/D.Morris, M.Viers
Keiran Leboe B HT (JT / DT) Prince George/PGTF/M.Elliot
Felix Richter B 100H (100 / 200) Errington/OTFC/L.Ritchie
Jasper Schiedel B Pent Vancouver/VOCA/B. Mece,T.Mece
Nina Schultz G Pent New Westminster/NWSA/T.Mece,B.Mece
Thompson Weeger B DT (300) Port Alberni/AVTC/D.Sherlock
 Kelsey Carrothers  G HT (JT) Victoria/PATH/Gmitroski

2013 BC/YUKON  YOUTH TEAM

Note:  BC Athletics is limited to 25 Athletes who are 16/17 years of age.  This limit is required by the Legion. First event listed under events is the event in which the athlete was selected.  BC Athletics will call each athlete and coach to discuss additional event entries.  Athletes selected in individual  events are limited to 3 events and the relay races. Athletes selected for a Combined Event are limited their combined event and a relay. Teams are limited to 2 entries per event.

Name Event(s) City / CLUB / Coach
Natasha Akbarizadeh G HT (SP) Maple Ridge / RRTF / B.Graham
Robyn Buckingham G HEP Langley / LANG / K.Chapdelaine
Stephanie Cho G 300H (TJ / 100H) Vancouver / VOCA / T.Mece
Nickolas Colyn B 2000SC (3000) Langley / LANG / D.Hetherington
Autumn Covington G HT Surrey / KJAK / R.Collier
Braden Derker B PV Kamloops / KAML / R. Jensen
Marita Deschiffart G 2000SC (800) Nanaimo / NTFC / A. Johnston
Erica Deschiffart G 2000SC (1500) Nanaimo / NTFC / A. Johnston
Jordan Ellingson B JT Maple Ridge / LANG / T.Nielsen
James Elson B TJ (HJ) North Vancouver / NORW / E.Voloshin
Jake Hanna B 400 (200) Surrey / OATF / M.Chewning
Benjamin Ingvaldson B HT (DT / SP) Surrey / OATF / F.Sommer, D.Allemeersch
Liam Lindsay B TJ Duncan / CVAC / W.Palou
Olivia Moriconi G DT Pitt Meadows / RRTF /
Thomas Oxland B 800 (1500) Nanaimo / OTFC / R.Longmuir, K.Longmuir
Peter Oxland B 1500 (800) Nanaimo / OTFC / R.Longmuir, K.Longmuir
Felix Rankin B 100 (200) Gibsons / WVAN / E.Konart, E.Bell
Kenneth Schultze B 110H West Vancouver / WVAN / E.Bell
Taryn Smiley G 200 (100) Duncan / CVAC / J.May
Mihailo Stefanovic B 300H (110H) New Westminster / NWSA / T.Mece
Ethan Strome B 300H (400) New Westminster / TBIR / J. Buhlman
Diana Voloshin G 100H (LJ) Vancouver / NORW / E.Voloshin
Nathan Wadhwani B 1500 (3000) Maple Ridge / GOLD / V.Wadhwani
Katie Weaver G HEP North Vancouver / NORW / E.Voloshin
Brittni Wolczyk G JT Port Coquitlam / LANG / T.Nielsen

2013 BC/YUKON LEGION TEAM STAFF

Richard Collier Head Coach / Throws Coach Richmond / KJAK
Jessie Dosanjh Sprints, Hurdles & Relays Coach Surrey / UATH
Pam Medland Endurance Coach Kelowna / OACS
Tatjana Mece Jumps & Combined Events Coach New Westminster / VOCA
Erin Bell Team Manager North Vancouver / WVAN
Neal Currie Team Manager Telkwa / BVAS
Anne Marie Snith Legion Chaperone Nanaimo
Peter Maryschuk Legion Chaperone Kelowna / OACS

For those athletes who were not named to the team, you can still register as an Open/Club athlete at http://www.youth.athletics.ca/ by 1:00PM Wednesday, July 31st.

For any additional questions, please contact the BC Athletics Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org

Good Luck to the BC Team and all the fine BC Athletes & Coaches competing at the National Youth Championships!

– BC Athletics

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